Aston University PhD Studentship in Inverse Problems in Heat and Fluid Flow
Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the mathematics group at Aston University.
The position is available to start in October 2016 (subject to negotiation)
This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £14,057 in 2015/16.
Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees, currently this is £11,448. As part of the application you will be required to confirm that you have applied for, or, secured this additional funding, and confirmation that this funding support is in place will be required as part of the application process..
Background of the Project
Many important real world applications lead to inverse problems. These include medical imaging, non-destructive testing and oil/gas exploration. Research on inverse problems at Aston involve parameter identification in heat and fluid flow models. For example, source identification in heat and wave processes, and temperature reconstructions from incomplete boundary data (with applications in non-destructive testing). Focus of the research is on the development of efficient and stable numerical procedures for the reconstructions together with investigation of mathematical properties of such procedures. There are several different possible directions for research within inverse problems in heat and fluid flow depending on the background and interests of the applicant.
The successful applicant should have a first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification with main part in mathematics. Preferred skill requirements include knowledge/experience of theoretical and numerical aspects of partial differential equations.
For informal enquiries about this project, contact Tomas Johansson by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The online application form, reference forms and details of entry requirements (including the required English language level) are available on the Aston University website at
Applications should also be accompanied by a brief review of relevant research literature.
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